Diablo III “expectations” post was “sarcastic”: Blizzard

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 24 February 2012 07:35 GMT

Following a Blizzard blue post saying the firm is worried it “won’t be able to meet the expectations people have built up for themselves” over Diablo III, Jay Wilson has said the comment was “sarcastic” and couldn’t “further from the truth.”

“Some of you might have seen some headlines or a certain (obviously sarcastic) blue post that implies that we’re unsteady about where Diablo III stands, and that you should temper your expectations when it comes to the next installment in the Diablo series,” he said.

“Let me be clear: Nothing could be further from the truth.

“As those of you in the beta have seen, the game is in good shape. Actually, I should say that the beta version of the game is in good shape. The latest full build we’ve been testing here in the office is in great shape.”

Wilson’s remarks were in response to a post by community manager Bashiok, in which he said: “I too worry that we won’t be able to meet the expectations people have built up for themselves. Part of my job is managing people’s expectations, so, eh, stop it. Stop thinking about how awesome this game could be.”

Diablo III will ship in the second quarter.

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